Paris Under the Waters
The winter of 1909-1910 was brutal for the inhabitants of northern France. By the end of january the Seine river burst it's banks completely flooding a major part of central Paris for a whole month with waters rising to a maximum level of nearly 9 meters.

At this time the golden era of postcards was at it's peak. In spite of all the negative aspects of the disaster a host of photographers took to the streets (or canals, rather) to take pictures not only of the toilings of the affected and the efforts of restoration but also to indulge in the beauty of the sights yielded by this event.

You can read more about the Great Flood here.
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